Philippines’ Bongbong Marcos appoints himself agriculture secretary. Photo: Reuters
Philippines’ Bongbong Marcos appoints himself agriculture secretary. Photo: Reuters

Rice job: Philippines’ Bongbong Marcos appoints himself agriculture chief, plans ‘impossible’ rice price slash

  • Though not unprecedented, it is unusual for a Philippines president to hold a post in his own cabinet – he should ‘rely on good advisers’, expert said
  • Marcos’ plan to dramatically lower local rice prices to 20 pesos a kg (37 cents) is ‘impossible’, agriculture economist said

Philippines’ Bongbong Marcos appoints himself agriculture secretary. Photo: Reuters
Philippines’ Bongbong Marcos appoints himself agriculture secretary. Photo: Reuters
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